I'm having my first cervical esi tuesday and am absolutely terrified. I am NO GOOD with needles and just the thought of one being put in my neck makes me have a panic attack and sick to my stomach. I even tried going through childbirth naturally because I was afraid of any iv's or shots for pain and when they did finally do an epidural when they got me in the operating room I was shaking and crying uncontrollably and one of the nurses had to hold me down. My dr's office told me all they could give me was xanax before the esi and I actually laughed because I thought they were joking because to me that's like a sugar pill. But they weren't. Should I try and find a doctor who will do something more? I can't even see myself making it to the office let alone going through with the procedure without injuring myself or someone in the drs office.